University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering


Devin McBride Awarded for His Outstanding Volunteer Service

May 24, 2013

Devin McBrideDevin McBride has been named the recipient of the Dr. Gordon and Anna Watkins Award for 2013. Established in 1956 in honor of UC Riverside's first provost and his wife, the annual award is presented to a graduating M.A., M.S., MBA, MFA, MEd., or Ph.D. student for outstanding volunteer service to the campus and/or the community.

Devin helped found SACNAS@UCR (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) and was the outreach officer (2010-2012) and secretary (2011-2012). Devin was the volunteer coordinator for SACNAS@UCR for the Science Olympiad Regional competition in 2012 and 2013. He was a Science Olympiad Coach (2009-2013) for Matthew Gage Middle School during which he coached multiple events (fundamental and applied sciences). For SACNAS (as well as the Department of Bioengineering) he has organized (SACNAS only) and aided in numerous outreach events for middle and high school students, including teaching and helping Undergraduate Students how to write successful scientific abstracts.

For his work, Devin will receive a $500 gift ($250 from the UCR Alumni Association and $250 from the Foundation Office), as well as a personal plaque, an inscription on UCR's perpetual plaque and a lifetime membership in the UCR Alumni Association. His name will also be published in this year's commencement program.

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Department of Bioengineering
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